Many bodybuilders use asparagus the day before or day of a competition or show because asparagus is a powerful food to rid the body of excess water, while still providing tons of nutrients.
You don't have to be a bodybuilder to use or love asparagus though.
Asparagus is actually a great "mood food" since it is high in B vitamins, and a great flat belly food.
Asparagus is a natural diuretic, as cucumber and celery are, and it helps to flush toxins from the kidneys, liver and intestines.
Asparagus is low in calories, high in fiber and extremely high in folate, a B vitamin which aids in bone health, metabolism, and fights depression.
I love having grilled asparagus with fish for lunch for a filling, satisfying and slimming meal, which is perfect for the beach and swimsuit season!